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house spokesman jay carney today, and chief congressional correspondent be mike emanuel is live on capitol hill, that's where we given. mike? >> reporter: well, jon, good afternoon. the way the law has been interpreted here on capitol hill, leadership aides and committee aides of relevant committees would be exempt from obamacare, would be allowed to stay on their current federal benefits. some lawmakers are trying to intercept the law more broad -- interpreted the law more broadly to try and exempt more staffers to keep them on the federal land. but in a recent fox news poll, 92% think members of congress and their staffs should be required to live under the laws passed for the american people. but for lawmakers who oppose obamacare don't want anybody to live under it, some say this is a mess. >> my own staff has tried to go on the system, and they're given a raw number, but they don't know if they're buying dental care, they can't tell if they're buying health care, and when they click to the page that says here's the details of the plan you're buying, there's to -- there's no
any insurance, press secretary jay carney essentially says that it makes no essential to replace no insurance with inadequate health insurance. >> no hospitalization, no, you know, let's go back to where insurance companies could throw you off whenever they want. maybe slap a annual limit on you. or, a lifetime limit. exclude you if you have a preexisting condition. charge you double if you're a woman, like that's, you know the world prior to the affordable care act that there, they want to return to because there has been no alternative offered. >> reporter: but the president's critics say setting minimum standards for health care coverage is hardly in the spirit of his promise if you like your plan you can keep it. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says some of the standards themselves are questionable. he read a letter from one of his constituents on the senate floor. >> he is not happy about this at all. especially given the fact that a plan on the obamacare exchanges will dramatically drive up his insurance costs from $400 a month to more than $700 a month with zero sub
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